Tonka Truck set to tour the country with Banks Power on board

You remember Tonka Toys, right? How’d you like to play with this one? Tonka Trucks and Galpin Auto Sports took a Ford 6.7L truck and turned it into toy for big boys, then Banks was asked to give it some real power.

Funrise Toy Corporation, the licensee and manufacturer of Tonka, has selected Banks Power as the Official Powertrain Performance Partner on its 2012 Ford F250 6.7L Super Duty Tonka T-Rex.

This custom full-size sandbox icon has been built to bring awareness to the Tonka brand. Appearances will be scheduled at retailer events, promotional events, shows and parades throughout the year. Media exposure includes features in industry and toy/parent magazines and various social media platforms.

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“We’re so pleased to have Banks Power as our powertrain performance partner for the Tonka T-Rex, said Kathy D. Hawk, senior director marketing, Funrise Toy Corporation. “Their reputation is second to none with regards to diesel power options.”

Banks Power upgrades include a Ram-Air® Intake System, Banks iQ® Flash with AutoMind® Programmer, Monster® Diesel Exhaust, and Double ShotTM High-Output Water Methanol System.

The Banks components are engineered to work together to improve airflow, cut backpressure, and lower exhaust temperatures. By tuning the truck’s fuel injection, ignition, and transmission shift characteristics, the Banks AutoMind delivers up to a 20-percent improvement in fuel economy while at the same time adding 151 HP and 240 LB-FT at the rear wheels.

Bookmark this page and check back soon as we’ll be adding videos and more info on the project.

UPDATE: Check out some super cool photos and more details on the Tonka truck on DIESEL ARMY’S website »

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The Tonka T-Rex out in the dirt for a magazine photoshoot
If something comes to our shop, it’s gonna get tested–and the Tonka T-Rex is no exception.
Getting the Banks iQ Flash installed
This underhood shot shows the Banks Ram-Air, ready to add a cold burst of air power to the 6.7L
Banks “side duals” with patented SideKick tips on the T-Rex make a nice finishing touch.

See what a difference Banks Power can make in your ride here »

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